When we hear the word “spell,” we may misinterpret the meaning and understand it to be something to be wary of, or something that can only be performed by witches, wizards, or those with “magical powers.”
However, a spell is simply the art of setting an intention while using the Universe’s energy to strengthen the affirmation.
When spell setting, it is always best to consider moral and ethical implications before performing the spell, so that other people’s minds and energy are not manipulated in any way—and also, so that their paths are not negatively altered.
The perfect spells are ones that focus mostly on the person making the spell and ones that are used to enhance that person’s healing powers, intuition, and personal vibration. All those things will then have a direct, positive impact on the people and situations around them.
In the world of magic, there exists a type of sorcery called “white magic,” which harnesses the potency of pure love and illumination to establish intentions and cast spells. When casting positive spells, the energy that emanates from the caster creates an elevated, transformative vibration that could potentially inspire those around them to make their own empowering decisions.
Spells have been an age-old practice that transcends cultures and religions. Buddhists have been using magic spells for centuries, particularly during the Tantric Vajrayana movement, where they made offerings at tree shrines and created mystical environments to kindle love. Mantras and sacred rituals were also commonly used to amplify the potency of their spells. In Buddhism, there’s no such thing as “white” or “black” magic, as all their magical practices solely focus on compassion and easing suffering, with no malicious intent.
For spell casting, the New Moon is the prime opportunity, symbolizing new beginnings, healing, sowing seeds, and birthing. It’s also customary to make seven wishes of your choice during this time, as the new moon’s energy aids in their realization and growth.
To cast this spell and set your intention during the New Moon, you’ll require:
- Flowerpot or container
- Seed of your choice
- Planting soil
- Pen and paper
- Bottle of water (preferably from the ocean, lake, or river)
- Item of significance related to the energy you want to clear. For instance, a photo, a note, a piece of jewellry, or a small gift. Make sure to bind it with hemp cord, lace, or ribbon.
- Optional: Crystal for extra vibrational enhancement, sage to burn during the ritual.
To perform this love spell, it is best to be in a location where you can connect with nature’s elements such as a forest, a field, near a lake, or next to the ocean. This spell is particularly useful for clearing built-up tension related to love due to misunderstandings or arguments.
Wait until after dusk on a New Moon, then find a calm and peaceful spot where you can sit facing south. This lunar phase is ideal for introspection and turning inward. Since the moon governs the subconscious mind, aligning with its energy will help ensure a clear and focused mind when setting intentions.
Once outside, settle into a comfortable spot, preferably near water to connect with the ebb and flow of the moon and water. Call upon the presence of a love goddess, and for this spell, it’s recommended to invoke Goddess Venus, as she rules Taurus, and Venus is currently working magic in Taurus.
Visualize a brilliant, golden light emanating from your heart, spreading throughout your body and filling every cell with warmth and radiance. As you breathe deeply, allow this light to expand beyond your physical body and merge with the energy of Venus. Now visualize a glowing sphere of pink and gold light surrounding you, with Venus at its center.
Sense the loving energy of Venus flowing into your heart, filling you with a sense of joy, peace, and gratitude. Allow this energy to permeate every aspect of your being, filling you with a deep sense of self-love and acceptance.
When you feel a connection with the moon, the goddess, and the surroundings, it’s time to begin the spell. Light the candle and place a small amount of soil in the bottom of the plant pot. Hold the crystal in your hands to raise the energetic vibration to a more positive one, and to absorb and transmute negative energy.
Write down on a piece of paper your name along with the name of the person you wish to clear energy channels with, or a positive intention related to forgiveness, understanding, and moving forward with love and openness. Fold the note and place it in the pot, along with the untied significant item/s. Sprinkle a small amount of soil on top, gently place the seed, and fill the rest of the pot with soil.
Affirm your intention for the seeding and slowly pour some water from the bottle into the pot to hydrate the seed and cleanse the planted items. Keep the mind focused on a positive outcome for the higher good of all involved.
Once complete, sit down with legs crossed, hands opened out and placed on the knees, and eyes closed.
Repeat an affirmation such as, “I hold an open space so that peace and love can grow” or “Venus, goddess of love and beauty, I call upon you to bless me with your energy. Fill my heart with love and passion, And bring me the romance that I desire.”
Remain in deep meditative thought to allow the New Moon intention to absorb.
When finished take the plant home and place it on a windowsill or in the garden, depending on the seed’s requirements. Observe the plant as it grows, as it is a constant reminder of the intention for love, peace, and harmony set within it. This spell clears residual negative energies from the past, allowing for a fresh new beginning infused with love.
Here is a simple spell for the New Moon in Aries that can be performed anywhere at any time:
- Find a quiet and comfortable space where you can perform your spell without interruption.
- Light a white candle and place it in front of you.
- Close your eyes and take a few deep breaths to center yourself.
- Visualize the New Moon in Aries and imagine its fiery energy filling you up with courage, strength, and vitality.
- Take a piece of paper and write down your intentions for the coming lunar cycle. Be specific and use affirmative language. For example, “I am confident and courageous in pursuing my goals” or “I attract abundance and success in all areas of my life.”
- Hold the paper in your hands and say the following words out loud:
“New Moon in Aries, hear my plea, Grant me strength and energy, To pursue my dreams and goals with fire, And manifest my heart’s desire.”
- Only if safe to do so, burn the paper in the flame of the white candle and let it burn completely. As you do so, imagine your intentions being released into the universe and manifesting in your life. If you are not outdoors and it is not safe to burn the paper, it can be submerged in a bowl of water.
- Thank the New Moon in Aries for its blessings and blow out the candle.
- Take a moment to reflect on the spell and how you can take practical steps to manifest your intentions in your daily life.
It’s important to remember that spells should not be used as a substitute for taking action and putting in effort towards your goals. While spells can provide a powerful boost of energy and inspiration, it’s up to you to use that energy to fuel your passions and take concrete steps towards realizing your desires.
For example, if you cast a spell during the New Moon in Aries to manifest a new career opportunity, use the energy of the new moon to take action towards your goals, such as updating your resume, networking, and applying for job openings.
Similarly, if you cast a spell for better health and well-being, use the inspiration and motivation that comes from the spell to make positive changes in your lifestyle, such as eating healthier, exercising more regularly, and getting enough rest and relaxation.
By using spells in conjunction with action and effort, you can create a powerful synergy that can help you achieve your goals and manifest your desires more quickly and effectively.
To effectively manifest your intentions through spells, it is crucial to maintain a clear, specific, and focused vision of what you want to achieve. Additionally, it is vital to cultivate a positive attitude and a deep sense of trust in the Universe’s ability to guide and support you towards your desired outcome. Ultimately, placing your faith in the boundless power of the Universe to help you manifest your intentions is the key to success.